Use Library Search to find books, periodicals (scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, and other serials), or other library materials such as music CDs, electronic resources, and videos. Books, printed periodicals, and other library materials are shelved in call number order.
A-N = 3rd Floor | P-Z = 4th Floor | Reference = 1st Floor
Looking for something not in Library Search? Try Worldcat linked below.
When you do not find enough information via the library catalog, try using the WorldCat catalog. WorldCat is a worldwide library catalog containing records from most academic and larger public libraries worldwide. You can use the "Request Item through Document Delivery" button to order materials that are not available at the Purdue Fort Wayne library.
Keywords Anywhere will search for words anywhere in a record. This search is the default when the Enter key is used instead of clicking the button.
Example: special education
Example: education and national standards
Author will search for first or last names in any order in the author fields of a record. Included are personal names, organizations, agencies, corporations, conferences, etc.
Example: dewey john (finds works by John Dewey)
Title will search for important words in the title. Do not use initial articles: a, the, la, das, etc.
Example: encyclopedia of language and education (stop words are ignored)
Subject will search for important words in the official Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).
Example: handicapped children (also finds mentally handicapped children)
Example: education and (encyclop$ or dictionar$)